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Can You Diagnose Yourself with a Mental Illness?

diagnose-yourself-mental-illness

Is it wise to try to diagnose yourself with a mental illness? When you know that something isn’t right with how you’re experiencing life, you just might do what so many others do: identify your mental illness symptoms and try to pinpoint what’s causing them. Searching for information about what you’re experiencing is very empowering … Read more…

Tucson Weekly seeking phn interview on TV show, “13 Reasons Why”.

13 Reasons Why

Tucson Weekly seeking interview on TV’s portrayal of mental health in Netflix’s, 13 Reasons Why. I am a reporter for Tucson Weekly and I was wondering if I could ask someone here a few questions about your work with depression and suicide prevention. I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the popular new Netflix series, … Read more…

Interested in Precision Medicine? Join this pilot program.

There is no one in the world like you. So, why do you often receive the same care as everyone else? Today, scientists don’t know enough about how your genes, environment, family history, and lifestyle contribute to your health. When they learn more, treatments won’t have to be the same for everybody. And we need … Read more…

Open Apology to Anyone With Depression

This apology is for all the people with depression I’ve spoken with, written with, worked with and met, and all the lovely souls dedicated to helping us spread the word on depression and mental illness at the University of Colorado Depression Center: I’m sorry. I didn’t get it. I owe you an apology. A huge one. Read … Read more…

Esketamine Receives Breakthrough Designation from F.D.A. for Major Depressive Disorder with Imminent Risk for Suicide.

FDA action marks second Breakthrough Therapy Designation for intranasal esketamine, highlighting its potential as treatment for patients with major depressive disorder who are at imminent risk for suicide and for those with treatment-resistant depression http://www.jnj.com/news/all/Esketamine-Receives-Breakthrough-Therapy-Designation-from-US-Food-and-Drug-Administration-for-Major-Depressive-Disorder-with-Imminent-Risk-for-Suicide

What a Ketamine infusion is like?

Ketamine

KETAMINE is a medicine developed more than 50 years ago for anesthesia during surgery, and has been used for that purpose since that time in children, adults, and animals. More recently, KETAMINE has been found to be a valuable and highly effective treatment for major depression, bipolar depression, postpartum depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and certain … Read more…

Hacking the Brain: TMS

TMS Magnetic Brain Stimulation

Neuro enhancement with Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Noninvasive brain stimulation technologies have exploded in popularity over recent years. Technologies such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) have been shown to effectively improve numerous neurological functions, including cognitive skills, motor ability, and mood. Though these improvements have frequently been intended for those … Read more…

Virtual Reality Used To Treat PTSD, phobia sufferers.

At Oxford University a new study has phobia sufferers immersed in claustrophobic or stressful situations. Professor Daniel Freedman explains, “After just 30 minutes of VR…there were large reductions in paranoia”. As a sensory stimulator, carers say Alzheimer sufferers enjoy reduced agitation when using the therapy. Trialed in 50 US hospitals, it has also become a … Read more…

Interview someone who is living with bipolar disorder?

Hi everyone! A writer is working a piece for WebMD on bipolar depression and tips on managing it. She would like to interview someone who is living with bipolar disorder. Interviewee’s need to be able to have his or her name used and to interview by the end of next week. If you or someone … Read more…

CrazyMeds – Finding Treatment that Suck Less

CrazyMeds – Finding the Treatment Options that Suck Less. Welcome to Crazymeds At Crazymeds we make psychiatric and neurological conditions (AKA brain cooties) our bitches with evidence-based medicine and a healthy dose of gallows humor. We try to explain more about psychiatric and neurological medications than the WebMD family and any other site that offers … Read more…

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